The Nigerian Navy apprehended 5 Nigerians onboard MT JANE vessel at the Lagos anchorage.
The stowaways had the intention of risking it all by travelling to Europe in unsafe conditions.
Commodore Bashir Mohammed, Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT announced the arrest in a statement on Thur.
The senior officer said the suspects entered the ship through its rudder compartment.
Mohammed disclosed that the NNS BEECROFT patrol squad uncovered them during routine harbour surveillance.
The commodore quoted the citizens confessing that they wanted to go to Europe in search of greener pastures.
“The suspects have been handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service for farther investigation and prosecution”, he said.
Mohammed hailed the NNS guards for their vigilance and advised Nigerians to follow due physical process for migration to avoid endangering their lives.
The latest arrest occurred 5 weeks after 4 stowaways were caught onboard MT RIVER SHINER vessel also at the Lagos anchorage.
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